Monthly Archives: November 2014

Black Friday Record Store Day picks

By the time you read this, these records will probably have already disappeared.  Nevertheless, it’s still a great excuse to get yourself out to a record store and re-discover the joy of flipping through albums.  Touching and looking at physical albums is still a good thing. Here are the three items that are on my […]

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The Last Waltz

Thanksgiving gives me a chance to watch my favorite concert film, “The Last Waltz”.  It was performed on Thanksgiving Day 1976. 2011,  I posted  Neil Diamond’s “Dry Your Eyes”. 2012, I posted The Band’s “Don’t Do It” 2013, I posted Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” This year I’m going with Van Morrison’s Caravan.  Van plays this with […]

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Herky-Jerky Turkey Songs

If you’ve created a song that seems to bounce from one end to the other in a herky-jerky motion, it might be a good idea to put Turkey in the title of your song.  With that in mind, here are ten herky-jerky turkey songs. Enjoy!   Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post Recommend on Facebook […]

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New Music Tuesday

Nothing new this week as it’s all Greatest hits, rarities and live recordings so since it’s the most wonderful time of the year, here are a few new Christmas albums you might want to get. Yes, this is a thing.   The Duke Boys are back thanks to a Kickstarter campaign. This one is a […]

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Thanksgiving Music Moments

A few Thanksgiving memories for you? Remember that time turkeys flew through the skies of Cincinnati thanks to a local rock music station? Remember that time singing Ray Charles “Mess Around” on the way to Chicago on Thanksgiving?   Remember how amazing Vince Guaraldi’s piano fits in with Peanuts cartoons? Remember it’s all about the […]

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Free Music Friday- Bob Dylan Gospel Tour 1979

It was 35 years ago when Bob Dylan confounded his fan base once again with his Born Again period from 1979.  Dylan played music exclusively from his Slow Train Coming and Saved albums, nothing from the back catalog.  The Gospel Tour shows opened with vocalist Regina Havis delivering a monologue on Christian faith. She was then […]

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Get Out

For those of you that have yet to visit the refurbished Ace Hotel in Downtown LA, now is a great opportunity.  Playing at this intimate theatre on Thursday is Irish singer songwriter James Vincent McMorrow.  His second album, Post Tropical came out earlier this year and his haunting songs come to life in a concert […]

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Band Aid

Sir Bob Geldof and Midge Ure are at it again by creating Band Aid 30  to raise money to fight the spread of Ebola and to care for its victims.    They’ve assembled quite a nice lineup of artists although no appearnace from Adele and thankfully Bono has a different line then the cringing “Thank God it’s […]

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New Music Tuesday

This is the last week of the year in which there is actually some new music.  Next week, it’s all greatest hits, reissues, live performances and holiday music. Seeds is the new album from TV On The Radio and the first one since the death of bassist Gerard Smith who died of lung cancer in […]

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Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes

Last week at a show I was reminded of how much fun music can be for the players as well as the audience when I got to witness Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens, Taylor Goldsmith, Jim James and Marcus Mumford  play a one-off performance. The concept is simply enough, you take a notebook of Bob Dylan’s late […]

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